For incoming students regarding the measures to minimise the risks of coronavirus infection (Covid-19)

Dear international students!

We would like to inform you about the situation at Lomonosov Moscow State University and the measures taken to minimise the risks of the spread of a new coronavirus infection (Covid-19).

As you may already know, on March 16 the rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University signed an order to switch university to remote learning starting from March 17. It was difficult to make such a decision, but first of all we think about your health and safety. Please, note that we are currently working with all your professors to set up online modes of teaching. It takes time because we need to equip all professors with the necessary means. We kindly ask you to treat the existing situation with understanding.

Your faculty International Office staff will contact you by e-mail to inform about the development of the situation and provide the necessary advice. Please, if you have changed your email address or phone number, inform your faculty International Office representative as soon as possible.

Classes will now be held in remote access format until further notice. Please, do not hesitate to contact your faculty International Office if you have any questions or difficulties.

You will also receive full support from the staff of your International Office on issues related to your stay in the Russian Federation, such as migration procedures and visa extension.

Please, pay attention to the validity of your visa: three to four weeks before the expiration of its validity, you need to contact your faculty International Office and make an appointment with its representative in order to sign the visa extension application and the visa application form. Remember that you need to bring with you two 3x4 photos (black and white or colour, not glossy) and a receipt of paid state duty (it will be sent to you by e-mail or given by your faculty International Office staff).

Please, be reminded that if you are traveling to another city and staying at a hotel or hostel, then the migration registration issued to you earlier by Moscow State University is considered to be cancelled. In this case, you need to send by e-mail a scanned copy (or photocopy) of the new registration to your faculty International Office. If you did not receive it, then you have to send a copy of your electronic ticket so that your faculty International Office can re-register you at Moscow University.

We also want to inform you that you can stay in the dormitory of Moscow State University until the formal completion of studies at MSU, as it was indicated in the order for your admission to the exchange programme/internship.

If you decide to return to your home country, please, inform by e-mail your faculty International Office. You can study the disciplines in which you have already registered at your faculty in the remote access mode from your home country.

We carefully day after day follow Russian authorities recommendations regarding the necessary measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection, and will keep you informed as soon as a change occurs. In this difficult situation, you can be sure that Moscow State University will provide you the necessary assistance.

Department for Internationalisation Development,
Lomonosov Moscow State University